innocent


innocent
adj.
1 not guilty
VERBS
be, plead

He pleaded innocent to the charges.

believe sb, presume sb

I had always believed her innocent.

The accused person should always be presumed innocent until proved guilty.

declare sb, find sb, prove sb

The court found her innocent of the crime.

ADVERB
completely, entirely, totally, wholly (esp. BrE)
PREPOSITION
of

I am totally innocent of this crime.

2 not intended/intending to cause harm
VERBS
act (esp. AmE), appear, be, look, play, seem, sound

Stop playing innocent and answer my questions, please.

ADVERB
very
all, perfectly

She tried to sound all innocent as she asked the question.

The circumstance could be perfectly innocent, but suspicions have been raised.

relatively
apparently, seemingly
3 with no experience of the world
VERBS
act, appear, be, seem

She was sixteen and sweetly innocent.

ADVERB
very
sweetly
deceptively

He came across as deceptively innocent and childlike.

sexually
PHRASES
sweet and innocent

Don't be fooled by them acting all sweet and innocent.

Innocent is used with these nouns: ↑child, ↑citizen, ↑civilian, ↑enthusiasm, ↑explanation, ↑expression, ↑face, ↑friendship, ↑fun, ↑kiss, ↑look, ↑man, ↑party, ↑people, ↑person, ↑remark, ↑soul, ↑victim, ↑youth

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